Books: Homage to Catalonia, The Good Earth, Nickel and Dimed, The
Stranger, Memorias de un Hombre de Acción, El árbol de la Ciencia,
Sempre en Galiza, The Complete Works of Saki, Fast Food Nation...
(I'm also a news junkie, especially with economics, so I read a lot
of CNN.com, elmundo.es, and economist.com)
Movies: The Devil Wears Prada, 10 Things I Hate About You, Pan's
Labyrinth, Mar Adentro, There Be Dragons, The Way, Everything is
Illuminated, Joyeux Noël, Titanic, Midnight in Paris, Star Wars,
TV: Glee, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, The Daily Show, Anderson
Cooper 360, Friday Night Lights, The Big Bang Theory, Real Club
Deportivo de La Coruña... And lately I've been kind of obsessed
with Orange is the New Black
Shows (You know what, OkCupid? You said 'shows', not 'TV', so SUCK
IT!): The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged, Les
Misérables, The Glass Menagerie, Copenhagen, Hedwig and the Angry
Inch, Cabaret, [Anything by Gilbert & Sullivan], [Anything NOT
by Andrew Lloyd Weber], Three Pianos, Porgy & Bess, Rosencrantz
and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Heidi Chronicles, Ok I should end
this before it gets out of hand...
Food: Anything and everything. Meatasaurus. Anti-vegetarian.
Pro-PETA. People Eating Tasty Animals. Spanish, sushi, Indian,
Galician seafood, New England seafood, seafood flavored seafood,
Ethiopian, Mexican, Cuban, BRUNCH! Now I'm hungry...
(BTW, Spanish food is by far the best food in the world. Of the top
10 restaurants in the world, 3 are Spanish , including the #1 spot
(and none are French. Suck it, frogs!). And Spain's McDonald's have
the McRib (and beer). That is one country that knows what is good
(BTW.2: Picky eaters are some of the most furiously tiring people
in the world. I'm an omnivore. Sure, I have a few things I really
don't like to eat, but I can count them on one hand. And they're
very easy to avoid, since they're mostly garnish/condiment related.
I prefer people with a similar palate. Sorry vegetarians/vegans.
I'm not saying I won't ever date you, but I'm never going to try
veggie versions of real food. Except for Morningstar veggie chicken
patties. Because those things are awesome. But otherwise... in a
world that already includes bacon, why would I ever settle for
something that "almost" tastes like bacon? I mean,
Adult beverages (Because this really needs to be a category, as I
think it says way more about a person than what television shows
they watch: WINE: Albariño, Godello, Caiño Tinto, Mencía, Loureira,
Riesling (with dessert usually). BEER: The darker the better. Sam
Smith Imperial Stout, BBC Coffeehouse Porter, North Coast Old
Rasputin, Porter Square Porter. LIQUOR: Not much. Vodka and orange
soda in a Dixie cup is my pregaming standby for cast parties. I'll
drink pretty much any liquor though, as long as it's good. I'm not
picky, even if it's not what I usually choose to drink. Except gin.
I hate gin.
Music: Train, The Avett Brothers, Junior Senior, Badly Drawn Boy,
Saturn Missiles, Polyphonic Spree, The Shins, Arcade Fire, Shovels
and Rope, Say Anything, Imagine Dragons, Bus Stop, Ben Folds,
Colbie Caillat, Scissor Sisters, Black Eyed Peas, André 3000,
Jamiroquai, Divididos, Gipsy Kings, Rodrigo y Gabriela,
Berrogüetto, Siniestro Total, Carlos Núñez.
Rawking-out-Gaby-in-the-ZipCar-mode: Train - Drive By
I'll listen to pretty much anything. Except metal. Sorry, but
"power chords" and grunting at a microphone don't constitute
I also judge a lot of musicians based on more than just their
Classiest person ever.
(And okay, this is probably the sixth time I've had to fix that
link. YouTube keeps changing it. If it's broken again, just search
"Billy Joel Vanderbilt" on YouTube)